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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of February 8, 1975 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

The nation’s unemployment rate reaches its highest level since the depression rising from 7.2% to 8.2%.

A study says inflation’s largest bite was in the form of sharply increased tax payments.

 Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat conferred alone for two hours in talks about disengagement between Egypt and Israel.

Ethiopia - It’s reported that government troops have killed hundreds of civilians in Eritrea province. 

President Ford announces that he would release up to $2 billion for impounded federal funds for highway construction projects to boost the sagging economy.

Margaret Thatcher defeats four opponents and becomes Britain’s first female in line for post of Prime Minister.

A three-alarm blaze breaks out on the 11th floor of the north World Trade Center tower. At least six floors of the 1,350 foot-tall structure were damaged.

 Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis is suffering from severe jaundice following an operation for the removal of gallstones.

Construction of a second major Alaskan oil pipeline is said to be required in President Ford’s emerging plan to develop the vast U.S. naval petroleum reserves as a cushion against future embargoes.


Medical news – First Morning After Pill – February 8, 1975

The nation’s first “morning after” birth control pill is given formal approval by the FDA. The agency said the drug DES or diethylstilbesterol usually was effective in preventing pregnancy if two 25-milligram tablets were taken twice a day for five days, starting within 24 hours and no later than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.


Music news – February 8, 1975

Music news – just released – “Blood On The Tracks” – Bob Dylan


Television news – February 8, 1975

In Roanoke, WRLU-TV goes off the air with seven minutes to go in the “AM America’” program after Appalachian Power Co. shut off power due to unpaid utility bills. Channel 27 owed about $8,000. Asked how long the station will remain off the air, a spokesman said – “it could be 24 hours, it could be forever.” 


Thursday night television listings/programs/TV guide – February 8, 1975

CBS – Walter Cronkite news, The Waltons, Queen of the Stardust Ball

NBC – News – John Chancellor, Mac Davis Show, Archer, Movin’ On, Tonight Show

ABC – ABC news with Howard K. Smith, Harry Reasoner, Barney Miller, Karen, Streets of San Francisco, Harry O, Wide World Myster

PBS – Bill Moyer’s Foreign Reports


The Waltons – John-Boy writes a story based on Ms. Emily Baldwin’s fantasizing about her imaginary love in the mistaken believe that no one on Walton’s Mountain will see it.

 Mac Davis – Aretha Franklin, Nancy Walker and James Coco.

Archer – A wealthy divorcee wants Archer to obtain pornographic pictures of her ex-husband’s fiancée. Brian Keith stars.

On the Tonight Show – Ace Trucking Company.


Top movies – February 8, 1975  

The Stepford Wives – Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson

The Man With The Golden Gun- Roger Moore as James Bond

Report to the Commissioner – Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo

Stardust – David Essex, Adam Faith, larry Hagman, Keith Moon

Young Frankentstein – Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr

Towering Inferno

Confessions of a Window Cleaner

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